The Role of Women in Netflix Original Indian Films and Shows


  • Javier Martín-Párraga Universidad de Córdoba


Netflix began its activity back in the 90s of the previous century as a videoclub which distributed DVDs via mail. In a very short span of time, it has been able to evolve in a tremendous manner and it is safe to affirm that nowadays Netflix is one of the companies which produce and distribute more movies and TV shows worldwide. The company’s economic model enables Netflix to grant its directors more creative freedom at the same time it escapes the censorship mechanisms still present in many countries. These two elements are especially positive for those Indian directors who have been supported by Netflix since 2016. This paper analyzes the role women play in three Original Netflix Indian productions: Sacred Games, Lust Stories and Ghoul.


Netflix, Films, TV shows, Feminism, India


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Author Biography

Javier Martín-Párraga, Universidad de Córdoba

Profesor Titular de Universidad

Departamento de Filologías Inglesa y Alemana




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